The Religious Terrorist And The Rest Of Us

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The Religious Terrorist And The Rest Of Us

Author : Dozie Udeze Ph D
ISBN : 1545636974
Genre : Education
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This book is written in response to the intellectual yearnings of our age when ideological and religious claims are fast overtaking their integrity. Today, we are living in an era when genuine religiosity is muddled up with psycho-tyrannic inclinations and often presented to the world as religious convictions and worst still, exercised as religious liberty. So, it has become necessary to state categorically that human beings are not condemned to violence. Violence is not innate in human beings neither is it a religious virtue. It is rather, a learned behavior which is surmountable especially when reason and human empathy is given a chance to control our passions and over-stressed exuberances. In view of these therefore, this book is written to underscore the socio-political, religious and psychological implications involved in the recent activities of the religious terrorists and of cause, it offers the rest of us an in-depth insight or clue on how to circumvent the malicious intents of these violent perpetrators who nefariously hijack the vulnerability of religious tenets as a way of venting out their vituperative ambitions.
Category: Education

Understanding Religious Violence

Author : James Dingley
ISBN : 9783030002848
Genre : Social Science
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This book addresses the problem of religiously based conflict and violence via six case studies. It stresses particularly the structural and relational aspects of religion as providing a sense of order and a networked structure that enables people to pursue quite prosaic and earthly concerns. The book examines how such concerns link material and spiritual salvation into a holy alliance. As such, whilst the religions concerned may be different, they address the same problems and provide similar explanations for meaning, success, and failure in life. Each author has conducted their own field-work in the religiously based conflict regions they discuss, and together the collection offers perspectives from a variety of different national backgrounds and disciplines.
Category: Social Science

Terrorist S Creed

Author : R. Griffin
ISBN : 9781137284723
Genre : Political Science
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Terrorist's Creed casts a penetrating beam of empathetic understanding into the disturbing and murky psychological world of fanatical violence, explaining how the fanaticism it demands stems from the profoundly human need to imbue existence with meaning and transcendence.
Category: Political Science

Evolution Of U S Counterterrorism Policy

Author : Yonah Alexander
ISBN : 0275995291
Genre : Political Science
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Using primary documents and analysis, this two volume set completely breaks down U.S. counter-terrorism policy both before and after 9/11.
Category: Political Science

The Accidental President

Author : Harris I. Baseman
ISBN : 9780595755158
Genre : Fiction
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When an explosion rips through the home of Gulf War veteran Clarence Davenport, Secret Service Agent John Wallace and White House aide Molly Pemberton are certain that Davenport, the assassin who killed President Butler, had killed himself. President Silver, the former Education Secretary who became President when Davenport killed all other legal successors to the Presidency, informs the nation that the crime of the century has been solved and that the perpetrator is dead, only to have to admit, days later, that Davenport had escaped. National outrage at Davenport's escape escalates, fueled by Senator Jeb Davies' political ambition and his hatred of Ben Silver. Davenport, the world's most sought after fugitive, with no other place to go, is recruited by Saudi expatriates opposed to the Royal Family and ends up in an Al Qaeda training camp where he devises another plan to kill President Silver and attack the United States. Silver tries to stave off the rising tide of impeachment and at the same time combat the increasing risk of a terrorist attack that will destroy the Presidency and fundamentally change the Unites States unless he can avoid impeachment and intercept the threat. " timely as this evening's news " -Melannie Lauers, Cape Cod Times(on After Kamisiyah) " an intriguing insight " -Mathew Call, Newton Tab (on After Kamisiyah)
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Terrorism In Perspective

Author : Sue Mahan
ISBN : 9781412950152
Genre : Political Science
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The Second Edition of Terrorism in Perspective offers undergraduate and graduate students a comprehensive overview of global and domestic terrorism. Each chapter is introduced with a rich overview of the issues, actors and actions specific to the topic under discussion, providing students with context prior to articles culled from a wide variety of popular, academic, and governmental sources. These previously published articles were selected to deepen the reader's understanding of terrorism by focusing more intently on specific themes. Chapter topics include homegrown terrorism, international terrorism, female involvement in terrorism, the symbiotic relationship between the media and terrorism, and both conventional and non-conventional terrorist tactics. New to the Second Edition Reorganized to build a foundation from the outset: Starts with more foundational chapters that provide a framework for later discussion of more supplementary terrorism issues. Examines the "what, where, and why" of terrorism: A new chapter (Chapter 1) provides a solid foundation for the rest of the book covering issues related to the definition of terrorism; the quantity, location and type of terrorists’ incidents around the globe; and the sociological and criminological theories that help explain terrorism. Provides the most updated and comprehensive coverage of key terrorism topics, including expanded discussion of state-sponsored terrorism: Numerous updated reprinted articles analyzing current events in terrorism, including reprints by Jessica Stern (Chapter 4), Bruce Hoffman (Chapter 4), and Peter Bergen and Alec Reynolds (Chapter 9). Offers a deeper focus on suicide bombing and a greater focus on al-Qaeda.
Category: Political Science

Religion Terror And Violence

Author : Bryan S. Rennie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131770518
Genre : Political Science
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September 11 and the war on terror continue to cast a long shadow on the world. This volume brings together essays from scholars from a range of disciplines to exlore the claim that acts of violence are intimately linked to cultural and social authorizing processes that could be called religious.
Category: Political Science

The West And The Rest

Author : Roger Scruton
ISBN : 9781497648944
Genre : Political Science
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Scruton shows how the different religious and philosophical roots of Western and Islamic societies have resulted in those societies’ profoundly divergent beliefs about the nature of political order. For one thing, the idea of the social contract, crucial to the self-conception of Western nations, is entirely absent in Islamic societies. Similarly, Scruton explains why the notions of territorial jurisdiction, citizenship, and the independent legitimacy of secular authority and law are both specifically Western and fundamentally antipathetic to Islamic thought. And yet, says Scruton, for its adherents Islam provides amply for one of the most fundamental of human needs: the need for membership. In contrast, the decay of the West’s own political vision, and its concomitant preoccupation with individual choice, has finally led to a “culture of repudiation” in which that need goes increasingly unfulfilled, principally because the sources of its fulfillment—patriotism, religious belief, traditional ways of life—are routinely mocked. Globalization has made these facts an explosive mixture. Migration, modern communications, and the media have inexorably brought the formerly remote inhabitants of Islamic nations into constant contact with the images, products, and peoples of secular, liberal democracies. Scruton warns that in light of this new reality, certain Western assumptions—about consumption and prosperity, about borders and travel, about free trade and multinational corporations, and about multiculturalism—need to be thoroughly re-evaluated. The West and the Rest is a major contribution to the West’s public discourse about terrorism, civil society, and liberal democracy.
Category: Political Science

Blood That Cries Out From The Earth

Author : James Jones
ISBN : 9780195335972
Genre : Psychology
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As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address the increasingly urgent issue of religious terrorism. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the writings of Islamic jihadists. Jones notes that not every adherent of an authoritarian group will turn to violence, and he shows how theories of personality development can explain why certain individuals are easily recruited.
Category: Psychology

Investigating Religious Terrorism And Ritualistic Crimes

Author : Dawn Perlmutter
ISBN : 9781420041040
Genre : Law
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The legalities of particular religious practices depend on many factors, such as the type of occult or religious activity, the current laws, and the intention of the individual practitioner. Written by the director of the Institute for the Research of Organized and Ritual Violence, Investigating Religious Terrorism and Ritualistic Crimes is the fir
Category: Law

Religion And Politics In The United States And Germany Religion Und Politik In Deutschland Und Den Usa

Author : Dagmar Pruin
ISBN : 9783825896225
Genre : Religion
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Current interest in the relation of religion and politics is intense in both the US and Germany. Yet observers are regularly struck by fundamental divergences between approaches to and conceptualisations of this field on either side of the Atlantic. This volume, containing contributions by German and US authors from various disciplinary backgrounds, seeks to offer some clarification by elucidating traditional and newly emerging differences between, but also common challenges to, these societies in issues such as pluralism of values, religious education, the role of religious minorities, the relation of religion and elite formation, and religious aspects of voting patterns.
Category: Religion

Sacred Terror How Faith Becomes Lethal

Author : Daniel E. Price
ISBN : 9780313386398
Genre : Social Science
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This book places the current wave of religion-based terrorism in a historical perspective, explaining why religion is associated with terrorism, comparing religion-based terrorism to other forms of terrorism, and documenting how religion-based terrorism is a product of powerful political, socioeconomic, and psychological forces.
Category: Social Science

The Roots Of Terrorism

Author : Assaf Moghadam
ISBN : 9781438107202
Genre : Political Science
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The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of American attention and controversy. To determine how to prevent further destruction, it is necessary to understand the shadowy phenomenon that causes it. Who are the terrorists? What are their motives? What are the roots of this form of violence, and will it come to an end? What exactly is terrorism?
Category: Political Science

Political Islamists In Turkey And The G Len Movement

Author : Recep Dogan
ISBN : 9783030297572
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the struggle and differences between the current governmental power, the AKP, and the Gülen movement, the leading civic Islamic movement, in Turkey. It discusses the history of relations between the AKP and the Gülen movement and analyzes the reasons that caused tensions and, eventually, a radical rupture between them. In order to help readers to better understand the difference between Political Islam and civil Islam, the project explains the political theology of each group and compares them to each other. The author explains the human rights violations, restrictions on the media and the destruction of democratic institutions in Erdogan’s New Turkey project. This is an ideal monograph for scholars interested in the Middle East, sociology, and political Islam.
Category: Political Science

Terror In The Mind Of God

Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN : 0520240111
Genre : Political Science
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism.
Category: Political Science

Terrorism In America

Author : Brent L. Smith
ISBN : 0791417603
Genre : Social Science
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Using extensive records from federal district courts, national archives, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, Brent Smith examines the activities of persons investigated for acts of terrorism during the 1980s. He traces the lives of the men and women who turned to terrorism in America, the goals that motivated their behavior, and the crimes they committed. In addition, the book provides detailed information regarding how shifts in federal priorities led to the capture and subsequent conviction of most of these offenders, as well as the severity with which these men and women were punished.
Category: Social Science

America Alone

Author : Mark Steyn
ISBN : 0895260786
Genre : Political Science
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Arguing that the anti-Americanism of Europe may force America to stand alone in the world against global terrorism and other threats, the author paints a chilling portrait of a nation surrounded by enemies and less-than-loyal allies.
Category: Political Science

Anti American Terrorism And The Middle East

Author : Barry Rubin
ISBN : 0195176596
Genre : History
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After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a stunned public asked: How could this happen? Why did the attackers do what they did? What did they hope to accomplish? This wasn't the first battle in a conflict that has included bombings of U.S. embassies and planes, the Iran hostage crisis, and kidnappings or shootings of American citizens. This unique volume sets out to answer these questions using the unfiltered words of the terrorists themselves. Over many decades, radical forces in the Middle East have changed and evolved, yet their basic outlook and anti-Western views have remained remarkably consistent. Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin have assembled nearly one hundred key documents, charting the evolution of radical Middle East movements, their anti-Americanism, and Western policy response. The buildup to the battle between a world superpower and Middle East revolutionaries is brought dramatically to life. Among the documents included are the charters of such organizations as Hizballah, Hamas, and World Islamic Front; speeches by Syrian president Hafiz al-Asad and former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein; al-Qa'ida recruitment materials; and terrorist training manuals. The book also shows and analyzes the often conflicting and deeply conflicted responses to September 11 by journalists, clerics, and activists in the Arab world. Supplemented by an annotated chronology, a glossary of terms, and sections that put each selection in context, this comprehensive reference serves not only as essential historical background to the ongoing aftermath of the September 11 attacks, but more generally as an invaluable framework for understanding a long-term, continuing conflict that has caused many crises for the United States.
Category: History

Us Policy Towards The Muslim World

Author : M. Saleem Kidwai
ISBN : 9780761851585
Genre : Political Science
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The volume, comprised of fourteen contributions from specialists in the field, is a serious attempt to address and analyze key factors affecting US interests. It suggests measures for the US policy makers and provides a policy framework for enabling the US to face challenges and opportunities in the Muslim world.
Category: Political Science

The 1st And Last Truth

Author : Thomas Kennedy
ISBN : 9780557449309
Genre : Self-Help
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The Universal Reality of "We are all "ONE"...is not religion ...It is a natural philosophy..8 major religious deceptions are clearly identified.. A bold new book by a bold new Author" ....First Edition...
Category: Self-Help